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The Resource The anthropology of texts, persons and publics : [oral and written culture in Africa and beyond], Karin Barber

The anthropology of texts, persons and publics : [oral and written culture in Africa and beyond], Karin Barber

Label
The anthropology of texts, persons and publics : [oral and written culture in Africa and beyond]
Title
The anthropology of texts, persons and publics
Title remainder
[oral and written culture in Africa and beyond]
Statement of responsibility
Karin Barber
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What can texts - both written and oral - tells us about the societies that produce them? How are texts constituted in different cultures, and how do they shape societies and individuals? How can we understand the people who compose them? Drawing on examples from all over the world, this survey sets out to answer these questions, by exploring textuality from a variety of angles. Topics covered include the importance of genre, the ways in which oral genres transcend the here-and-now, and the complex relationship between texts and the material world. The book considers the ways in which personhood is evoked, both in oral poetry and in written diaries and letters, discusses the audience's role in creating the meaning of texts, and shows textual creativity to be a universal human capacity expressed in myriad forms. This book will be welcomed by anyone interested in anthropology, literature and cultural studies."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barber, Karin
Dewey number
398
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
GR72
LC item number
.B37 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
New departures in anthropology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oral tradition
  • Folklore
  • Oral tradition
  • Folklore
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Folklore
  • Oral tradition
  • Africa
Label
The anthropology of texts, persons and publics : [oral and written culture in Africa and beyond], Karin Barber
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Anthropology and text -- 2. Genre, society and history -- 3. The constitution of oral texts -- 4. Text and personhood -- 5. Audiences and publics -- 6. The private -- 7. Textual fields and popular creativity
Control code
226291408
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 276 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786611243289
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)226291408
Label
The anthropology of texts, persons and publics : [oral and written culture in Africa and beyond], Karin Barber
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Anthropology and text -- 2. Genre, society and history -- 3. The constitution of oral texts -- 4. Text and personhood -- 5. Audiences and publics -- 6. The private -- 7. Textual fields and popular creativity
Control code
226291408
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 276 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786611243289
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)226291408

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